1. Neo Noir films
Because we are shooting in the modern day, creating a 1950s noir trailer
would be difficult in an urban area. So looking at Neo Noir films helped
us to construct a Noir influenced by the modern day.
Blade Runner (1982) – Directedby Ridley Scott
In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to
create replicants - artificially created humanoids with short, fixed
lifespans - which are illegal on Earth but are used in the off-world
colonies. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who
specializes in terminating replicants. He is forced to come out of
retirement when four replicants escapefrom an off-world colony and
come to Earth.
2. ReservoirDogs (1992)– Directedby Quentin Tarantino
Six criminals who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss,
Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are
given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will
concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery
is going to be a success.But, when the police show up right at the time
and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members,
and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few
policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the
premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspectthat
one of them is an undercover cop.
3. NightCrawler(2014) – Directedby Dan Gilroy
Nightcrawler is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary
Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man
desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime
journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes,
fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut throat,
dangerous realm of nightcrawling - where each police siren wail equals a
possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided
by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood sportthat is local TV
news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the
star of his own story.
4. Pulp Fiction (1994) - Directedby Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction is about two men – Jules and Vincent, they are both hitmen
out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their
employer, Marsellus. While Marsellus is out of town he gets Vincent to
take his wife out to the town for a night. Things are going well until one
of them makes a huge error. Butch who is a boxer
was approached by Marsellus and told to throw his next fight, when
Butch ends up killing his opponent he has to escape Marsellus.
'Series of less-and-more related butseparated short stories of crime and
comedy thateach result into an unexpected ending including unexpected
deaths, sudden twists, black comedy events and horrific conclusions of
crime and its following consequences'
- J. S. Golden